Martin Luther King

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‘Martin Luther King told me I wouldn’t see 50’: the long, momentous life of Clarence B Jones
Jones was 29 when he went to work for the civil rights leader. As King’s friend, adviser and speechwriter, he was at the heart of the attempt to reform the US. Six decades on, he remembers their battles and their triumphs

Oliver Laughland

29, Aug, 2023 @9:00 AM

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March on Washington: the day MLK – and Dylan and Baez – made hope and history rhyme
Sixty years ago, at the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King changed America. But there was more to the day than just his ‘I have a dream’ speech. There was music too

Charles Kaiser

28, Aug, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Racism is still with us’: celebration of King’s 1963 speech shadowed by racist attack
Martin Luther King’s family decried the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act, the overturning of Roe and gun violence in the US

Ed Pilkington in New York

27, Aug, 2023 @9:26 PM

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‘I witnessed the best of America’: remembering the March on Washington 60 years on
Participants and organisers recall the critical role of women, Harry Belafonte and Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech

David Smith in Washington

26, Aug, 2023 @1:23 PM

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King: The Life of Martin Luther King by Jonathan Eig review – a story that speaks to our times
The author of a monumental biography of Muhammad Ali uses new material to flesh out the civil rights giant

Kenneth W Mack

27, May, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Martin Luther King, founding father: Jonathan Eig on his epic new biography
A life of Muhammad Ali led the author to his new book, then a prize-winning predecessor played guide and adviser

Charles Kaiser

21, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Martin Luther King’s famous criticism of Malcolm X ‘just not true’, author finds
Published quotes attacking ‘fiery, demagogic oratory’ suggested deep divide but transcript of 1965 interview tells different story

Gloria Oladipo

10, May, 2023 @4:36 PM

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‘More than just a hero or heretic’: the story of photographer and FBI informant Ernest Withers
A documentary details the complicated legacy left behind by a man who captured vital moments in Black history while also getting paid by the FBI to feed them intel

Vivian Ho

28, Jan, 2023 @7:03 AM

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‘It’s a strange moment we live in’: MLK sculptor on backlash to monument
The Embrace, a 19-ton bronze depicting Martin Luther King, Coretta Scott King and a love that helped change the world, has inspired praise, jokes and bile

Wilfred Chan

19, Jan, 2023 @3:25 PM

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Town where Martin Luther King Jr made historic march reels from tornado
Residents of Selma, Alabama, find resilience in civil rights leader’s legacy as US marks MLK Day

Samira Asma-Sadeque

16, Jan, 2023 @10:05 PM

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Biden honors Martin Luther King Jr with sermon: ‘His legacy shows us the way’
President gave sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and spoke about the need to protect democracy

Sam Levine and agencies

15, Jan, 2023 @6:15 PM

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Jim Stewart obituary
American producer and executive who co-founded Stax Records in the late 1950s

Richard Williams

08, Dec, 2022 @11:30 AM

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